Friday Editorial

Mayor Murray Needs to Stop Triangulating on Homelessness

As Murray holds finger in the wind, council holds substantive discussions on encampments.

09/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Bagshaw, Burgess, and O'Brien Zoom In on Core Debate Over Encampment Legislation

Bagshaw seems to side with super progressive O'Brien.

09/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Less Parking, More Light Rail, and No Solution for Homelessness

I've got some more advice for SDOT.

09/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Committee Greenlights Jungle Sweep, Cues Up Larger Fight Over Unsanctioned Encampments

Council committee votes 4-2 to sweep East Duwamish Greenbelt

09/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray May Go with First Veto if Council Passes Encampment Legislation

New reports on homelessness fuel debate between mayor and council.

09/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Getting Home

Using data to guide our fight against homelessness.

09/08/2016 By Mark Putnam

Afternoon Jolt

Key Public Testimony Cuts Through Politics of Homelessness Crisis

Council votes to take up ACLU legislation against homeless sweeps.

09/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

City Department Directors Reject Alternative Proposal to End Homeless Sweeps

Mayor's department heads say lefty proposal would prevent city from addressing unsanctioned encampments.

09/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

King County Democrats Vice Chair Floats Idea of Island for the Homeless

Sounding like Trump, protesting Trump, and consulting for the chamber.

08/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Mayor Ed Murray: It's Time for a Long-Term Plan to Address Homelessness

New director of Homelessness will coordinate city departments, service providers, non profits in comprehensive strategy that measures how many people we are ultimately getting into homes.

08/25/2016 By Ed Murray

Morning Fizz

Homeless Advocates Appeal to Council to Stop Mayor's Sweeps, Bagshaw Receptive to Proposal

Bagshaw says sweeps are making things worse, says she's working with mayor and advocates, and that she has council support.

08/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Mayor Murray Holds First Reelection Campaign Fundraiser

With five council members endorsing already, Murray raises $25,000.

08/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Social Justice, Environmental, and Labor Coalition Signs Voters' Guide Statement Against Carbon Tax Initiative

The housing crisis, the environmental crisis, and the homelessness crisis.

08/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Snap Judgment

Should It Be Legal to Pitch a Tent on the Sidewalk?

Seattle is monitoring a new Portland project to address homelessness.

06/22/2016 By Scott Johnson

Morning Fizz

Economic Security Tops Voters' Concerns, Council Vote Devolves into Saturday Night Live Skit

Homelessness, rent, affordability, and the economy worry voters; bike sharing weirds out council.

03/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

State Budget Proposal Earmarks $1 Million to "Clean Up" the Jungle

Money from Olympia, statements from Highline, endorsements from unions, and a regional proposal.

02/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

On Homelessness, Sawant Likens Council Colleagues to Olympia Republicans

Sawant warns council not to throw stones from glass houses.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Criminalizing Homelessness

Council hears from homeless advocates, angry neighbors, and Democrats sorta defend Lynn Peterson.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Homelessness Takes Center Stage in City Hall and Olympia

Macri running in 43rd, Harris talking at city hall, and Nelson seeking emergency aid in Olympia.

02/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Skeptical Council Evaluates Mayor's Homeless Sweeps

City policy to clear homeless encampments comes under fire from council.

01/19/2016 By Josh Feit